Protecting and Improving Wildlife Habitat through Riparian Restoration

Through this project North Jersey RC&D and project partners will implement eight riparian restoration projects in the Upper Delaware and Wallkill Watersheds. The implementation of riparian buffers provides numerous wildlife benefits including thermal modification for cold water fisheries, establishment of native plant communities, and restoration of streamside forest communities. Sites for buffer installation will be selected utilizing a proven method used by North Jersey RC&D for several years through other grant funded projects. RC&D will work with project site owners to develop and implement the restoration plan. The RC&D Watershed Specialist will also coordinate volunteer labor and equipment needed to implement the project. Site maintenance plans will be developed for each site and annual monitoring conducted to ensure that the plan is being followed.

To learn more about this project, contact Grace Messinger or call us at 908-441-9191.